The multicooker craze isn’t showing any signs of slowing down: More than five million people worldwide own an Instant Pot
. To help you make the most of your machine, we've rounded up every new cookbook worth buying. From guides that cover Instant Pot basics and troubleshooting
to titles that explore global cuisines, here’s a look at the top Instant Pot, pressure-cooker, and multicooker titles hitting bookshelves this fall.
The Instant Pot Bible ($18) by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough:
With more than 350 recipes and 25 flexible “road map” recipes, this book — the most comprehensive of the year’s Instant Pot cookbooks — is designed to be a workhorse in the kitchen. Each recipe has been tested for every model of the Instant Pot (including the new Instant Pot Max and its added sous vide setting). You'll also learn how to halve or double the recipe based on the size of your cooker. We've already bookmarked recipes for fried chicken, dan dan noodles, and chicken mole verde. (Photo via Little, Brown and Company)
The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook ($20) by Archana Mundhe:
Authorized by Instant Pot itself, the book features 75 simplified Indian recipes that are easy enough to tackle on a time-strapped weeknight, with plenty of gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. We love the headnotes that explain what region of South Asia each dish came from, how it’s traditionally served, and what to add to it to create a complete meal. The tandoori chicken wings and curried coconut shrimp are not to be missed. (Photo via Colin Price)
5-Ingredient Instant Pot Cookbook: 150 Easy, Quick & Delicious Recipes ($20) by Marilyn Haugen:
This smart and sensible guide to Instant Pot cooking (out November 15) contains a primer on various flavor base mixtures; hacks, including creating a foil sling to easily lift steamed food out of your multicooker; convenient instructions for dinner staples like hands-free risotto; and recipes for regional American favorites such as shrimp and grits. (Photo via Tango Photography)
Instant Pot Fast & Easy ($22) by Urvashi Pitre:
After a degenerative disease limited Urvashi Pitre’s mobility, she turned to the Instant Pot to make healthy weeknight meals more manageable. Together, she and her husband were able to lose 175 pounds. She shares her know-how, global palate, and approachable humor with us in her upcoming release, out January 1, 2019. We can’t wait to travel to another country every night with recipes like Japanese chicken curry, Korean gochujang spiced pork, and Afghani spiced chicken and rice pilaf. (Photo via Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Affordable Paleo Cooking with Your Instant Pot: Quick + Clean Meals on a Budget ($22) by Jennifer Robins:
Specialty diets like paleo, keto, low carb, Autoimmune Protocol, and the 21 Day Sugar Detox haven’t been left out of the pressure cooker craze. Look forward to low-fuss yet creative options like pressure-cooker Scotch eggs, date-sweetened bbq sauce, and two-faced avocado eggs. (Photo via Page Street Publishing)
Instant Pot Miracle 6 Ingredients or Less ($22) by Ivy Manning:
One hundred recipes in this cookbook feature just six ingredients or less (excluding oil, broth, vinegar, and salt, and pepper) — and none rely on convenience foods, either. Get inspired by out-of-the-box ideas like braised calamari and even a whole rotisserie-style chicken. (Photo via Houghton Mifflin)
The Complete Indian Instant Pot Cookbook: 130 Traditional & Modern Recipes ($25) by Chandra Ram:
For this Indian-Irish American author, pressure cooking helped bring the Indian family meals she grew up eating back into her kitchen as an adult. The Instant Pot transforms traditionally long-simmered dishes like butter chicken into 20-minute meals. Pick up your copy November 9. (Cover design via Laura Palese; photo via Galdones Photography)
The Ultimate Instant Pot Cookbook ($30) by Coco Morante:
Get the low-down on Instant Pot settings, operation keys, various pressure release methods, tools, and troubleshooting. The 200+ recipes mix regional specialties, nostalgic throwbacks, and contemporary flavors. Think chile Colorado, turkey tetrazzini, and sake-poached sea base with ginger and green onions. (Photo via Ten Speed Press)
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